Maria Vittoria Albani of Ornella Bijoux makes arty costume jewellery that seems to withstand the test of time. Every jewel that comes out of her bottega tells a unique tale of beauty, elegance and charm.
She speaks from decades of experience, and while respectful of the trends that have come and gone she remains true to her personal creative bent. A process that has her consistently succumbing to her heart’s narrative she brings to life exquisite necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings that transcend age, diverse tastes and cultural differences.
Indeed, their insect-themed ring handmade in Italy will give you years of enjoyment.
About the Designer
In the heart of Milan, a small studio founded in 1944 is where Maria Vittoria Albani, creative director of Ornella Bijoux makes splendidly unusual costume jewellery. Petite, elegant, and with a disarming smile Maria’s many creations speak to traditions, as well to that remarkable Italian style synonymous with whispering design and an understated elegance to which we willingly succumb.
Made by hand in a plethora of materials – ceramics, woods, gold or silver painted bronze, enamelled metals, resins, sparkling crystals, Venetian glass, and semi-precious stones – every single necklace, bracelet, ring, and pair of earrings is shaped via meticulous craftsmanship using techniques and methods ordained by the “haute couture” of artisanal jewellers.
Informed by the surreal beauty of Mother Nature, and drawn to abstract art and geometric design Ornella Bijoux masters the fine balance between style, fantasy and limitless colour combinations. Fashion’s fickle trends, while taking note of them do not distract Maria Vittoria from her tried and true “recipe” of imbuing every item with that unmistakable original Italian touch giving each a long shelf life. Indeed, every piece that bears the Ornella Bijoux insignia is guaranteed to grow in beauty with the passing of years.